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 May 10, 2005
A key Republican senator may be leaning against the nominee to U-N ambassadorship
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WASHINGTON Despite pressure from President Bush for senators to confirm his U-N ambassador, a key Republican is saying, not so fast.

Senator Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) of Rhode Island says he's troubled by John Bolton's behavior and wants to talk it over more with his colleagues. Bolton's been accused of mistreating co-workers and possibly misusing his government power.

Earlier, Chafee had said he would vote for Bolton, but with reservations.

Chafee sits on the Senate panel considering Bolton's nomination, and by voting "no" could deny Bolton the recommendation of the Republican-led panel.

The allegations derailed a Tuesday vote on Bolton's nomination by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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